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by Flo
Mon May 26, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 3868

Ssssssssssssh Big Al - would I be saying that in case they are reading here. :happy4:

We usually get round things without too many problems - it's just that one of the neighbours has the motto "it's not the taking part but the winning that counts" :lol:
by Flo
Thu May 22, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one
Replies: 8
Views: 954

At least one person I know ate the first lot before the children got any and had to make a second lot.

Apparently there's a serious addiction in that house. :cooldude:
by Flo
Tue May 20, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I Don't Have and Glad!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3366

I've got no debts (no mortgage, rent up to date) - nice situation with the cost of everything rising.
by Flo
Tue May 20, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I don't have...but wish I did!
Replies: 98
Views: 6316

I looked at this pile of wood going to the tip today and wished I had a wood burner for heating as I know that pile of wood will grow again in the future. They'd be quite happy to get delivery paid to drive it up the road to me. It suddenly reminded me of living for 10 years on wood from work and se...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Bounty bar but not as you know them - good one

You require 8 fl oz hot cooked mashed POTATOES 2 tsp butter, softened 36 fl oz icing sugar 20 fl oz dessicated coconut dash of salt 1 tsp vanilla 4 ounces dark chocolate Method You can use a measuring jug for this recipe. Line a baking tin with foil. In a bowl mix mashed spuds with sugar, butter, c...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Where are all the bees going?
Replies: 32
Views: 8878

I have a good wide variety of bee friendly items in flower and have only seen two bumble bees on the allotment this spring. This time last year the place was humming with bees. Only thing that I don't have this year is a plague of dandelions. Could it be my lack of dandelions? Doubt it - the huge sa...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 105218

Got some pictures taken on Friday when experimenting with a new hedge cutter http://www.flickr.com/photos/flohewitt/ - I've never used a hedge cutter before and I'm no good with it. However son-in-law managed quite a bit before he took it away because it wasn't running right and he said that the pet...
by Flo
Mon May 19, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What I Don't Have and Glad!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3366

I don't have a telly - saves time, money, space, dusting and allows me to pay for the broadband instead.
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: The famine is over.
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Everything is behind up here thanks to not having had any great share of the hot weather to make things catch up with the "late winter" in March and April. So we are just going to have to wait a bit and be behind you all.
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Best charity shop in the WORLD
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Down road from me in Prudhoe is the youth centre charity shop which is an Aladdin's cave for many items that you want round the house - picked up an Ikea shoe rack that is doing duty as shelves in allotment shed for £1, found a computer desk to match the wood on chairs and a crazy shaped shelf for ...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment politics - Who cares?
Replies: 22
Views: 3868

Apparently the last person on the plot was the centre of many various storms with parking problems from one of the houses over the road and some altercation with the wife of bus firm boss at end of road. Some many letters to council I hear. However, we faced down the bus firm early on and grandson h...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 'Fire and Forget' Allotment ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

The baby can be wheeled down to the allotment in the pram for fresh air sometimes and should come to no harm growing up in a garden (worked for me). Allotmenteering is quite sociable so both you and family will appreciate the company. It's also an inexpensive way of getting out in the open as it doe...
by Flo
Sun May 18, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Got an allotment!
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Well done that man - take the bigger one - you'll have plenty of space for composting all the weeds and stuff for future use on the bigger one. The compost heap is a money saving device.
by Flo
Fri May 16, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: men
Replies: 30
Views: 5076

36. Buying me a petrol hedge trimmer for the allotment as a present.
by Flo
Fri May 16, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: ZWP and the economy
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

There are many other considerations I suppose if you are feeling the financial squeeze than zero waste - like the use of electricity, heating, travel, paying the rent or mortgage, keeping a job or finding another, deciding if you have too many household bills and which ones you can do without. Howev...

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